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Program Description

The graduate programs in Physics are structured to provide concentrations in solid-state physics, quantum and nonlinear optics, astrophysics and atmospheric physics with many research opportunities in each area.

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Degrees Offered:



Solid-State Physics
Optics Research
Atmospheric Physics

Department:  Physics

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Part-time & Full-time

Online or On Campus:  On Campus

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test required
GRE Physics Advanced Test (may be waived)
Undergraduate major in physics or chemistry, or in engineering or mathematics with significant coursework in physics

Term of Admission: Fall and Spring

Domestic Application Deadlines: June 1 (January 1 for those seeking graduate assistantships) and November 1

International Application Deadlines: January 1 and September 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-2513 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Todd Pittman, 410-455-8114,


Laszlo Takacs, 410-455-2524,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Jennifer Salmi, 410-455-2513,

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